Due to the sheer functions they serve, eyebrows are among the most noticeable facial features of an average person’s face. They can alter one’s appearance by assisting in shaping the face, accentuating the eyes, and playing an overall significant role in communication. Furthermore, well-defined brows are key for making an individual look more youthful by framing the eyes, refining the appearance, and balancing the face.
Though unfortunately, it can be said that not everybody is blessed with flawlessly groomed eyebrows from birth; thus, to acquire an aesthetically attractive appearance, one needs to have fuller brows that can be routinely filled, shaped, and trimmed. But what happens when you do not have full eyebrows, to begin with? Fortunately for some, that is where a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant can come useful, especially when needed.
FUE hair transplant for eyebrows: what is it?
You might have heard about hair transplants for your hair in cases of a receding hairline and the like, but have you heard of one for the eyebrows?
Suppose you find yourself in a position where you may well be unhappy with your thin or asymmetric brows. In that case, you can consider exploring an FUE hair transplant in Singapore to substantially enhance them permanently. This entails transplanting healthy hair follicles from other regions of the body to the brows in order to thicken or alter their form.
In essence, an eyebrow hair transplant is the same as an FUE hair transplant – with the exception that it is done on the brows. Likewise, hair follicular units are taken from the rear of the head, where hairs are more resistant to hair loss. However, eyebrow hair transplants only use single follicle grafts (‘singles’), containing only one strand of hair.
Eyebrow hair transplant: procedure, pain levels, and downtime
Prior to the surgery, our certified doctor will assess your health and create some marks in the form of your new eyebrows to facilitate the transplant. Hair will subsequently be harvested from the donor area by expert technicians. The excised grafts are then thoroughly evaluated and, if required, trimmed. Afterward, the grafts will be implanted in the most natural orientation possible by the technicians.
- Pain levels
Based on the density of your current brows and the desired result, FUE eyebrow hair transplants often require 100 to 200 grafts. The entire treatment will take between 3 and 4 hours. Except for when the anesthetic is being administered, the whole surgery will be conducted under local anesthesia; thus, there will be little to no discomfort.
The recovery time for an FUE eyebrow transplant is around 5 to 7 days. The region surrounding the eyes usually swell for around a day following the treatment. For the next 4 to 6 days, the swelling will be replaced with bruising and redness. During this period, scabs from the wound will dry up and shed spontaneously. About 5 days following the treatment, most patients are able to continue normal activities.
Who can benefit from the FUE eyebrow transplant?
Hair loss in the eyebrows can occur for a variety of causes. Certain drugs, trauma, medical problems, or even taking too many vitamins might cause brow hair loss.
Eyebrows do more than just look good cosmetic-wise; they also keep moisture such as sweat and droplets away from the eyes. Hence, there are several reasons why an individual could require a brow transplant; among them are the following:
- Burns to the eyebrow area
- Alopecia areata (stabilized)
- Underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) causing loss of eyebrow hairs or eyelashes
Those suffering from hypervitaminosis A are another category of patients who may benefit from brow transplants. Hypervitaminosis A is a disorder in which your body has hazardous quantities of vitamin A. The loss of hair caused by hypervitaminosis A is not necessarily permanent; hair loss caused by it was reversed in some instances when the patients reduced their vitamin A consumption.
All things considered, one significant advantage of this surgery is that the hair that is transplanted will continue to grow. As a result, eyebrow transplants are preferred to tattooing or microblading. Moreover, eyebrow transplants offer a lasting fix to thinning and sparse eyebrows that may be shaped and groomed according to an individual’s desire and tailored to their facial features.
Your road to thicker brows starts @ The Clifford Clinic!
Known to virtually everyone, one of the most prominent features of the face is the eyes. Symmetric, well-defined brows can substantially enhance the eyes and are typically seen as an appealing facial feature.
If you seek fuller, defined eyebrows – The Clifford Clinic is the place to be. Utilizing the latest technology coupled with expert doctors with beyond 10 years of experience, our surgeries, be it an FUE hair transplant or an acne scar treatment in Singapore, is sure to be handled with the utmost meticulousness to ensure maximized results. From eyebrow hair transplants to acne treatments in Singapore, contact us today to book your first appointment with The Clifford Clinic!